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Lizzo Shares Her Views On The Evolution Of 'Body Positivity' Amid Weight Loss Journey

Singer Lizzo is no stranger to transparency when it comes to body image – and as of late, the “Truth Hurts” artist is taking on a new outlook towards the body positivity movement.

In an interview with the New York Times, Lizzo, 35, is discussing her views on the evolution of the popular term, amidst her recent weight loss journey, shifting her focus towards "body neutrality."


“The idea of body positivity, it’s moved away from the antiquated mainstream conception,” she told the publication. “It’s evolved into body neutrality.”

For decades, the body positivity movement has embodied the stance of self-acceptance that advocates for all body types, no matter the size, skin color, shape, or physical abilities. With the rise of social media, the movement took on a new form, encouraging more visibility and representation while challenging beauty standards.

As of late, body neutrality has been embraced as a new approach that puts acceptance and perspective back in the eyes of the beholder. According to Butterfly.org, “Body neutrality suggests that a body is simply a vessel that carries us through life, and is never the most important thing about us,” – neither seen as negative or positive, but simply what we use to live our lives.

Still, Lizzo maintains a confident stance on her body image, although she admits, it wavers from time to time. “I’m not going to lie and say I love my body every day,” she shares. “The bottom line is, the way you feel about your body changes every single day.”

She continued, “There are some days I adore my body, and others when I don’t feel completely positive.”

In 2020, the Yitty founder spoke to Vogue about her aim to redefine what body positivity means to her and in a wider context. “I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point,” she said. “It’s easy. I would like to be body-normative. I want to normalize my body.”

Lizzo is taking her weight loss and self-care journey one day at a time, by prioritizing her health and exercise through activities like walking and Pilates. “I’m taking the time every day to put some love into my body,” she said. “There is never a day when I regret taking a walk or doing some Pilates.”

She continues, “I’ve been methodical, losing weight very slowly.”

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